Economics and Investing:

Long-time content contributor P.D. forwarded this link: Austerity In America: 22 Signs That It Is Already Here And That It Is Going To Be Very Painful

Analysis: What is Plan B if China dumps its U.S. debt? (Thanks to Sue C. for the link.)

From SurvivalBlog’s Poet Laureate George Gordon comes a link to a piece by Tyler Durden: US Mint Reports January Silver Sales Hit 26 Year High

Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China

Items from The Economatrix:

Obama Push For China Currency Changes Could Cost US Consumers  

Housing Market’s Plunge Passes Depression’s  

US Muni Bond Market Warned Near Collapse

Stocks Shrug Off Bad Earnings Reports, Apple News  

Investors’ Return To US Stocks Could Be Too Late  

Disinformation Fog Intensifies As Economic Turmoil Develops